The Day After +TALK: The End of the World as We Knew It

The Day AfterOriginal poster design // Jodie Smith
Prints // shop

In the late 1980s, friction between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact leads to hostilities, and the shadow of nuclear war looms over America. Meanwhile, the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, go about their normal routines – Dr Russell Oakes (Jason Robards) is busy at the hospital, farmer Jim Dahlberg (John Cullum) prepares for his daughter’s wedding, and student Stephen Klein (Steve Guttenberg) is deep in his studies. But when the bombs drop, nothing can prepare them for the devastation and horror of nuclear winter…

Nicholas Meyer, USA 1983, 12, 127mins

“Who should watch it? Everyone should watch it. Who will be able to forget it? No one will be able to forget it”
The Washington Post

The film will be preceded by a talk from Dr Daniel Cordle, Reader in English and American Literature at Nottingham Trent University, who will discuss the upsurge in nuclear anxieties in the 1980s that produced the film and outline its contribution to the genre of post-nuclear fiction and film.

Where: Deptford Cinema, 39 Deptford Broadway, SE8 4PQ
When: Friday 20th January 2017 // talk 7:30pm, film 8pm
Tickets: £3.50 advance // £5 door
Event page: Join us on Facebook

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